Macon City Councilman Erick Erickson announced his resignation Wednesday through a letter to Macon Mayor Robert Reichert, and City Council President Miriam Paris. Erickson has served the citizens of ward 5 in North Macon, for just over 3 years now.
This past year, he became a regular commentator for CNN, and started hosting a show on WSB radio in Atlanta. Erickson stopped by 41 NBC Wednesday afternoon to talk about his decision.
Erickson says, "It was just an opportunity I couldn't turn down, I wasn't going to run again, have 8 or 9 months left in term, and when they asked me if I wanted a prime time radio show on the most listened to station in America, yeah I couldn't turn that down."
The councilman says he's proud of the progress made against sex trafficking in middle
The politician hopes the city will invest in the expansion of the airport because new interest could be on the way.
"I have heard from more and more people in
With crime in
"I love Chief Burns but at the end of the day the perception is that we have a huge crime problem in the city. When George Bush had a huge problem in
Friday will be Erickson's last day in the seat. He said in his resignation letter that being a husband and father is difficult enough as it is, and that he can not, in good conscience, remain on the council. We'll have more of the interview with Erickson tonight on 41 NBC's News at 11.